Pirkinning

May 15, 2006

I heard about Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning quite early after its release, but never took the trouble to watch it. But now I did and I'm happy about that. It's hilarious and heavily recommended. To appreciate it to the fullest, it would help if you knew a bit about Finns, Russians and their relations and also Finnish lifestyle. Also, knowing the language helps because although the translation in English subtitles is not bad at all, some puns are inevitably lost. Just witness how Finns say "Tserrrnobyl" or "purilaiset" :)

Production-wise it's quite impressive too, combining CGI (that's Computer Generated Imagery, not Common Gateway Interface this time), on-location shots and "greenroom" on a shoestring budget that honestly as a final product whips the ass of a lot of B-class junk shown in the cinema.